Cookie Policy

How to manage cookies in your browser

Our cookies do not store financial information, or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve this information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.

However, if you wish to restrict, block or delete cookies from   – or any other website - you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Please bear in mind that if you do this, certain personalised features of this website cannot be provided to you.

Most modern browsers will allow you to:

  • See what cookies you've got and delete them on an individual basis.
  • Block third party cookies.
  • Block cookies from particular sites.
  • Block all cookies from being set.
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser.

 You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. Ironically, this includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. We do not recommend turning cookies off when using our Digital Products and Services for these reasons.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off separately. This is discussed in more detail below.

The links below take you to the ‘Help' sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.

Internet Explorer


Google Chrome



Safari iOS



Windows Phone



Mobile users

For mobile and app users, managing your cookie preferences may work slightly differently. This is usually done through your phone settings; managing cookies across your whole device. We’ve added some useful steps below to get you started:


How to check cookies are enabled on IOS Safari

  • Tap on the ‘Settings’ application from your home screen
  • Find and tap on the ‘Safari’ menu item
  • Under the ‘Privacy & Security’ section tap on the ‘Block cookies’ menu item
  • Select any other option other than ‘Always block’


How to check cookies are enabled on Android

  • Tap on the ‘Settings’ application from your home screen or under ‘Apps’
  • Under the ‘Device’ section tap on the ‘Applications’ menu item
  • Find and tap the ‘Internet’ menu item
  • Find and tap the ‘Privacy’ menu item
  • Enable ‘Accept cookies’

For all other browsers, please consult your online help files

How to manage mobile device identifiers used within Apps:

To exercise the mobile device privacy settings controls, please visit the privacy settings of your Android or iOS device and select opt-out of interest based ads (Android) or limit ad tracking (Apple iOS).

The links below take you to the ‘Help' sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.

Safari iOS


Third-party cookies

When you are on you may notice that there is content from other websites - for example a video from YouTube or a store locator map from Google. We may also provide you with the opportunity to share information with others using social networks such as Facebook. We add this content from time to time to improve the user experience. As a result, you may be sent cookies from these other websites. Waitrose does not control these cookies and we suggest you check these third-party websites for more information about the cookies they use and how you can manage them.

Managing advertising cookies

Please note that if you want to opt out from receiving targeted advertising, this does not mean that you will receive less advertising when you use our services. This just means that the advertising you see will not be as relevant or customised to you.

However, if you still want to opt out of these third party advertising cookies, you can do this by visiting the Interactive Advertising Bureau's website which lists all ad serving cookies that are currently set on your device and tells you how to opt-out from each of them. Please note that this website lists many more networks than those used at  

We have also set out links to some of the specific partners we work with who set cookies on our websites, and therefore on your computer, each of which have instructions on how to opt out of their cookies.

Please remember that if you choose to opt out of targeted advertising from a specific company or via, it only applies to the web browser on the device you are using. You will therefore need to follow the same process on every device you use or different web browser that you use to exercise the same choice.

Further information about cookies

If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit